Kiowa Joseph Gordon (born March 25, 1990) is an American actor, best known for his role in the Twilight Saga as Embry Call. Gordon was born in Berlin, Germany, where his father, Thomas Gordon, was working. He is the seventh of eight children (Mac, Sean, Aaron, Josh, Cheyenne, Sariah, Lakota), and his mother, Camille Nighthorse Gordon, is also an actress. Gordon is of European and Hualapai Native American descent, and is a member of the Hualapai tribe of Northern Arizona. His family moved back to the U.S. when he was two, and he grew up in Arizona, where he attended Cactus Shadows High School in Cave Creek, Arizona. He attended the LDS church for a while, in the same ward as Twilight author Stephenie Meyer. Kiowa Gordon is 22 years old.Kiowa is a Native American Indian or First Nation Descendant of the Hualapai Nation.Aside of acting Kiowa is also a vocalist, and used to be a member of a progressive metal band called Touché, leaving it to focus on acting and his fans.
In 2009, Gordon played shapeshifter Embry Call in New Moon, based on Stephenie Meyer’s novel of the same name. Kiowa has said that he was approached one day at church by Stephenie Meyer as she thought he would be perfect for the wolf pack. He then attended an open casting call where he landed the role of Jacob Black’s best friend. He has now finished Eclipse, reprising his role as Embry. Gordon replaced Krys Hyatt (who played Embry in Twilight) in New Moon, Eclipse,and “Breaking Dawn”.*